We want the young people in our parish to feel welcome and at home. We recognise that to nurture them in their faith they need more than Sunday mass: they need a safe space to be able to share and ask questions, learn and grow, be challenged and inspired, pray and explore, have fun and make friends.

We are building that place for the young people in the parish at our two youth groups.

Both groups meet on a Tuesday evening at the Parish Centre.

Our younger group is for children in school years 4-9 and runs from 5:45-7pm each week in term time. More details on the younger group here

Our older group is for young people in yr 9 and above (if you are in year 9 you can choose whichever group works best for you). This runs twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays during term time, from 7:30-9pm.  More details can be found here.  

The groups are co-ordinated and led by Clare Spiller but she is also looking for adult helpers who can make squash and generally help out—please email her  at if you could be on the rota once a month.

Other things you might find useful:

Faith-based clubs and events for young people in Newmarket:

Newmarket & District Youth for Christ (YFC) meet term-times at St. Phillips, Exning 7:30-9pm Thursdays.

Fun Links:


Catholic Gap Years
The National Office for Vocations have set up a website which brings together opportunities for people to spend a gap year in a Catholic setting – e.g. retreat and mission teams, the L’Arche Community. I have many friends who have found spending a year like this really helps them in their own faith journey. Highly recommended! The website address is
A website providing a range of interactive ways of reading the Bible from Scripture Union. Video clips, worship songs and prayer activities, as well as a daily Bible reading and explanatory notes aim to make the Bible more accessible to young people.